Floyd “Tootsie” McCullough, age 83, of Rougemont, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Della McCullough (Walters) and one daughter Carolyn Marie
Crabtree He is survived by three sons, Floyd McCullough Jr. of Timberlake, David Carl (Debbie) McCullough of Bahama, and Joseph Roney (Nikki) McCullough of Timberlake; three daughters, Deborah Juanita McCullough of
Timberlake, Ruby Gail McCullough of Rougemont, and Rita Faye Hawkins (Pete) of Hurdle Mills; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren.
Floyd grew up in the Orange County/Person County area where there are generations of McCullough/McCulloch/McCullock since the mid 1700s.
Floyd was a practical and simple man. He loved his tractors, his animals, and his family. He had an exceptional green thumb, notably most recently an 18-foot tomato plant that grew higher than his shop roof. He worked for Eaton Corporation as a master toolman for almost 35 years, all the while farming family land which he had done since a kid. His last years were spent caring for his miniature horses and donkeys, sitting underneath a shade tree with family while joking and laughing, eating hot dogs or BBQ, and telling of his most memorable pranks on his kids.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Berry’s Grove Baptist Church in Timberlake. The funeral service and burial will follow beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Floyd would smile down at all of us if we went and started a garden this spring while thinking of him.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.